Each and every year, the Madden NFL series is one of the top selling video games. The highly realistic football simulator has been been a console staple for the better part of two decades and is the closest a gamer can get to actually being on the gridiron, both as a player or a coach. Over the decades though, while gamers took control of their favorite NFL teams virtually, the actual players on the cover of the game were getting injured in reality. This strange phenomenon became known as the Madden Curse and while it hasn’t taken its toll on Madden NFL 2011 cover boy quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (above), it still has an impressive, and eerie, track record.
Several athletes have acknowledged the curse and now the company behind the Madden NFL series, Electronic Arts, are doing more than acknowledging it. They’re hoping to profit from it. Reports are that the video game company is currently developing a movie based on the Madden Curse. Read more about the movie and the curse after the break. Read More »
What ever happened to the original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio? Todd Holland‘s latest video for Funny or Die titled “Wax On, F*ck Off” attempts to answer this question and more.
In his new movie, Ralph Macchio faces his toughest challenge yet; to become a Hollywood bad boy. With Karate Kid returning to the big screen, his career fading his friends and family are forced to stage an intervention. In order to re-establish himself in the entertainment industry he hits the streets of Los Angeles to show everyone how tough he can be. Coming soon, “Wax On, Fuck Off”
Watch the video now, embedded after the jump.
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Almost every DVD features a blooper reel, containing all the outtakes from a particular film. Before DVD. Recently, Tropic Thunder released three full 10-minute mags of outtakes on DVD. But it wasn’t always this way. I remember that in the age of VHS, ABC would host television specials a couple times a year featuring all the Hollywood bloopers. Back in the 1930′s, Warner Bros would release a yearly collection of “Breakdowns,” which would air between double features.
A while ago, Go Into The Story posted a Warner Bros Blooper Reel from 1937. It’s amazing how different bloopers were back in the earlier days of Hollywood. The “Breakdowns of 1936″ features Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Bette Davis, Glenda Farrell, Errol Flynn, Dick Foran, Kay Francis, Hugh Herbert, Allen Jenkins, Boris Karloff, Barton MacLane, Pat O’Brien, Dick Powell, and Claude Rains. Watch the clip after the jump.
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